Protecting intellectual property

Jensen Harris, on the MS Office 12 weblog, talks about the “why” of the new Office UI, and in a section harking back to Xerox PARC inventing the graphical interface, includes this great line:

[T]oday many technology historians point out that Xerox did not do very much to protect the intellectual property they created.

I wonder if we’d have a world run by GUIs now if Xerox had “protected” their “intellectual property”.

I'm currently available for hire, to help you plan, architect, and build new systems, and for technical writing and articles. You can take a look at some projects I've worked on and some of my writing. If you'd like to talk about your upcoming project, do get in touch.

More in the discussion (powered by webmentions)

  • (no mentions, yet.)